HorizonLine/BaseLine // James Boychuk-Hunter
Exhibition Dates: Friday, June 10 – Friday, July 15, 2022
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Virtual artist talk: Saturday June 11 at 1pm CDT via Zoom.
ASL interpretation will be provided. Live captions will be enabled.
Exhibition Text by Jillian Groening.
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Martha Street Studio is pleased to present HorizonLine/BaseLine, a solo exhibition by James Boychuck-Hunter (AB).
HorizonLine/BaseLine engages with graphic symbolic iconographies, asserting an interest in the derivation of certain graphic sensibilities that surround us, but often go unnoticed. Central themes include the function of visual communication – both as intended, as well as the colloquial interpretations that develop through practical engagement – and communications conventions that mutate over time and as media technologies and processes change. HorizonLine/BaseLine occupies itself with examining structures that inform communication and considers the formal components of signification in abstract and broadly general terms.
HorizonLine/BaseLine hybridizes printmaking techniques, combining etching, woodcut and lithography into experimental constructions, assembling objects from component parts of printed materials. These works utilize a plurality of materials including printed paper, etched and folded steel, cut granite, wire, and steel bar.
James Boychuk-Hunter is an artist working in printmaking, drawing and sculpture. He has an MFA from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a BFA from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He has exhibited in the North America, Europe, and Asia.
He has received grants and awards including, a 2019 Boston Printmakers North American Biennial Purchase Prize, first place from in the “CLIP: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper” exhibition, visual arts production grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, as well as numerous scholarships. James is currently a sessional faculty member in the print media department at The Alberta University of the Arts, (AU Arts), in Calgary Alberta.
James can be found online at jamespbhunter.com and on Instagram @jamespbhunter